Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program

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The U.S. Embassy Jakarta Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce that funding is available through its Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program.
Purpose of Small Grants
The U.S. Embassy’s Public Affairs Section (PAS) in Jakarta invites proposals for projects that further and support the strategic partnership between Indonesia and the U.S. through educational, cultural, informational, and media programming that highlights shared values and promotes bilateral cooperation. All programs must include an American cultural or media-related element, or a connection with American expert/s, organization/s, or institution/s in a specific field that will promote increased understanding of U.S. policy and perspectives.
  • Examples of small grants projects include but are not limited to:
  • Educational seminars, and expert speaker programs;
  • Professional and academic exchanges and projects;
  • Professional development workshops and training;
  • Artistic and cultural workshops, joint performances, and exhibitions; and
  • Cultural heritage conservation and preservation projects.
Priority Program Areas
Program Themes may include, but are not limited to:
  • Strategic Partnership: activities that promote U.S.- Indonesia strategic partnership, people to people ties, and shared values, including democratic governance, freedom of speech, freedom of the press, tolerance and diversity, the rule of law, and human rights.
  • Security and Defense: activities that promote awareness of security issues and cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region; promote respect for international law including maritime law in the South China Sea; combat transnational, regional, and global challenges, including cybersecurity, terrorism, and violent extremism.
  • Prosperity, Trade, and Investment: activities that promote economic cooperation or business development between the U.S. and Indonesia; encourage an understanding of U.S. trade policies, exports, and investment opportunities, expand economic opportunities for women, youth, and underserved populations; and/or promote entrepreneurship and innovation in business.
  • Technology and Innovation: activities that support technical innovation and cooperation in such areas as public health and medical fields, agricultural technology, cybersecurity, applied artificial intelligence, and space exploration; and/or programs to expand STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) education.
  • Education and Human Capacity: activities that promote educational partnerships and cooperation between U.S. and Indonesian education institutions (high school and above), leadership and soft skill development, human capital development, and educational, exchange, and training opportunities for U.S. and Indonesian students and teachers.
  • Environmental Issues and Climate Crisis: activities that increase awareness of regional and global environmental challenges, climate change, and sustainable development; and/or promote innovation in support of combating climate change or supporting alternative energy sources.
  • Combating Disinformation: activities that encourage identification of and resistance to dis/misinformation or hoaxes, knowledge of reliable sources for accurate factual information, cybersecurity awareness, and associated critical thinking skills.
  • Diversity and Inclusivity: activities that promote the value of human diversity and inclusiveness of Indonesians in business, academia, government, and civil society. Areas of diversity include race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or other status.
Funding Information
  • Award amounts: awards may range from a minimum of $30,000 to a maximum of $100,000.
  • Number of awards anticipated: 5 – 10 awards (dependent on amounts).
  • Length of performance period: Up to 12 months
  • Anticipated programs start date: Projects may begin no sooner than March 1, 2024 and no later than December 31, 2024. Application must be submitted 3 months before project start date.
  • Participants and Audiences
The Public Affairs Section is only able to consider grants that will take place in Indonesia or online (ie, virtual programming) or a combination of in Indonesia and online (hybrid). The program should be primarily for Indonesians, though a wider array of audiences/participants may be considered. Preference is for programs that offer meaningful and repeat contact with influential Indonesians or Indonesians likely to develop into leaders in business, government, academic or civil society. Programs should promote U.S.-Indonesia relations and may include Americans. Programs may include a regional focus, looking at Indonesia in the context of ASEAN or the Indo-Pacific; and such regional programs may include participation from relevant countries.
Eligibility Criteria
Embassy Jakarta welcomes applications from:
  • U.S.-based and Indonesia-based non-profit organizations/nongovernment organizations (NGOs);
  • U.S.-based and Indonesia-based public, non-profit, private, or state institutions of higher education; and
  • Public International Organizations / Public Entity
  • Applications from organizations that include alumni of U.S. Government exchange programs are highly encouraged.
  • For-profit or commercial entities are not eligible to apply. Individual applicants are not eligible to apply.
  • The following types of programs are not eligible for funding:
  • Programs relating to partisan political activity;
  • Charitable or development activities;
  • Construction programs;
  • Programs that support specific religious activities;
  • Fund-raising campaigns;
  • Lobbying for specific legislation or programs;
  • Scientific research;
  • Programs intended primarily for the growth or institutional development of the organization;
  • Programs that duplicate existing programs;
  • Projects whose sole goal is to create or develop web-based applications or any type of publication; or
  • Projects seeking funds for personal use.